Question about Motorola Talkabout T5950 (7 Channels) 2-Way Radio

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T5950 2-way hi im having a problem with my 2-way radio. my children used to play with it. but when i took it from them. the other radio cant receive anything form the other radio. i tried having the same channel but still not working. but the other radio is working fine. it can receive alert call, and voice talk. but the other one cant. so pls. anyone can help me? probably it felt of the floor? of they push wrong button?

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  • girlyoudream Nov 10, 2008

    hi BENIMUR, i really appreciate your help so much. but sadly my radio still not working. i did paired it with the same channel/frequency, but still not working. allow me to explain it clearly. i have 1 pair of radio w/c is motorola t5950. the radio 1 is working fine, like it can receive alert call/voice talk and all that. meaning when i press the talk button and the alert button, the radio 2 can get the alert call and voice talk. but if you do it on the radio 2, the radio 1 cannot get any of it. and what you can see on both screen are: batt info, dark filled small radio, sound wave sign, Qt and both same frequency/channel number. hope you can help me pls...thank you! goodday...

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    Same problem for t5950 and kids were playing with it. One radio working fine other not receiving any transmission including weather reports.

  • girlyoudream Nov 20, 2008

    thanks for your help benimur, but sadly my radio still not working.


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Initially, pls check that the displays of both radios are identical. This is important to establish that the channel/frequency, Interference eliminator settings and all others are the same that both are paired. In some instances, the radio settings may not be changed if it is locked. Top unlock, press on the MENU button for about 3 seconds. For all other settings, pls refer to the user's manual.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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    Louie Role Nov 10, 2008

    Hi again,

    Appreciate the postback.

    Pls try:

    • verify that the Interference Eliminator Code (0-99) are identical. This would be the small two numbers upper right hand of the channel number;

    • press & hold the MON button (lower right of the display) of radio #1, there should be noise coming out of the speakers;

    • press & hold the MON button again of radio #1 and transmit on radio #2.

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    Louie Role Nov 20, 2008

    Appreciate again the update. Unfortunately, this could only mean any of four (4) things:

    • the mic of radio#2 is defective;

    • the speaker of radio#1 is defective; or

    • the encoder of radio#2 is defective;

    • the decoder of radio #1 is defective.


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